Have you or your child been exhibiting symptoms like a fever or a severe sore throat? The team at Excel Family Medical & Urgent Care provide same-day sick visits to people living in Blanchard, Oklahoma. To make sure you or your child recovers swiftly from illness, call or book online today to schedule a sick visit. You can also walk-in for immediate help.

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What is a sick visit?

As the name suggests, a sick visit refers to scheduling an appointment with a medical professional to address symptoms that make it hard for you or your child to get through your day.

A sick visit focuses on diagnostic testing for a wide range of illnesses, including strep throat, mononucleosis, and influenza. The Excel Family Medical & Urgent Care team can provide treatment to get you back on your feet in no time.

When should I see a doctor for an illness?

It’s often easy to overlook mild symptoms and not go to the doctor. Sometimes, these symptoms go away within a few days without any medical intervention. While these types of symptoms may not warrant a sick visit, persistent symptoms might be due to a more significant condition.

You may want to book an appointment if you have been experiencing week-long symptoms to get to the bottom of the situation. Consider visiting Excel Family Medical & Urgent Care for a sick visit if you are experiencing:

  • Continuous cold or flu symptoms
  • Vomiting and diarrhea for more than two days
  • Swollen, red, or spotty tonsils
  • Black or tarry stools

Another reason why you should consider booking a sick visit with the team is if you or your child cannot shake off a fever, despite having taken over-the-counter medication.

What happens during a sick visit?

During your appointment at Excel Family Medical & Urgent Care, your provider speaks to you at length about your symptoms and how they affect your daily life.

From there, they ask you about your family history and lifestyle to get a better sense of how these symptoms might relate to something that you or your child has been exposed to or something that you are genetically more prone to developing.

Once they have gathered the necessary information, a team member performs a standard physical exam to collect more information. They may recommend a urinalysis, blood work, or other tests if the underlying cause of your symptoms isn’t obvious.

They may also perform a PCR test to determine if you think you’re struggling with anything from the flu to COVID-19 to mononucleosis to strep throat.

While you wait for the results, your provider might provide medication to alleviate your symptoms and allow you to resume your daily activities with fewer inconveniences.

If you live in or around Blanchard or Del City, Oklahoma, get in touch with Excel Family Medical & Urgent Care by phone or online today to get rid of burdensome and stubborn symptoms. Walk-ins are also welcome.